Remembrance: Marcel Proust #29

Remembrance: Marcel Proust

Moments from
“Remembrance of Things Past”


“Perhaps it is not-being
that is the true state,
and all our dream of life
is inexistent;
but, if so,
we feel that
these phrases of music,
these conceptions
which exist
in relation
to our dream,
must be nothing either.
We shall perish,
but we have as hostages
these divine captives
who will follow
and share our fate.
And death
in their company
is somehow less bitter,
less inglorious,
perhaps even less probable.”

― Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

Marcel_Proust_(Père_Lachaise) side by side hotel - grave